SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday May 23, 2014
Venture capitalists and investment experts will converge with Carnegie Mellon University's entrepreneurship and technology community at LaunchCMU, a showcase for startups, cutting-edge research and innovations poised to impact the marketplace.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 22, 2014
Small, autonomous airboats, disguised to look like crocodiles, helped scientists measure water quality this spring in Kenya’s Mara River. An estimated 4,000 hippos use the river as a toilet with potentially deadly effects for fish living downriver.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Web services companies, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, all make promises about how they will use personal information they gather. But ensuring that millions of lines of code in their systems operate in ways consistent with privacy promises is labor-intensive and difficult. A team from Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research, however, has shown these compliance checks can be automated.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 20, 2014
Tai Sing Lee, associate professor of computer science, is “the new face of Pittsburgh,” according to a May 18 front-page feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The story was the first of a series on the city’s highly skilled, highly educated “New Immigrants.”
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 20, 2014
Justine Cassell, director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, discusses the Quantified Self and how electronic devices that measure and interpret our physical and mental processes will improve our everyday lives in an essay posted by Scientific American.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 14, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and three other institutions will test a next-generation Internet architecture they’ve developed in a vehicular network in Pittsburgh and in delivering online video on a national scale.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2014
CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on Scott Fahlman and his invention of the Smiley emoticon on May 18. Correspondent Mo Rocca interviewed Fahlman, research professor in the Language Technologies Institute. Watch the video.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has launched a small laboratory, or lablet, sponsored by the National Security Agency to study fundamental issues about the design of information systems that are secure and trustworthy, an area of research that has come to be known as the Science of Security, or SoS.
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Sarah Nightingale and Jennie Dorris
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Monday May 12, 2014
Anirban Lahiri faced a major challenge as a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar — spinal muscular atrophy type 2, an inherited disease that causes muscle damage and weakness. But he not only utilized specialized technology to earn a computer science degree, he now plays an integral role in helping others with special needs.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2014
The Chicago Public Library has 500 Finch robots, developed by the Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab and marketed by BirdBrain Technologies, that can be checked out by people who want to learn computer programming, thanks to a donation by Google Chicago.

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